Fort Mill Times

Weekly Guide - July 1, 2008


Blues singer Robin Rogers performs, 7-10 p.m. Thursdays, Longitude 81, 971 Gold Hill Road, Fort Mill.


Open blues jams, first and third Thursday of every month, McHale's, Gold Hill Road, Fort Mill. (803) 548-2151


• The Downtown York Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, North Congress Street, York, through October. The market offers everything from local honey, fresh eggs, crafts, homemade soaps, organic pet products, herbs and more. Look for local growers to offer fresh beets, onions, squash and peaches. Customers are encouraged to bring market-cloth totes. (704) 299-2322, (803) 684-4225.

• The Fresh Market in Belmont. (704) 650-1774


"Hanging Herb Garden," 10 a.m.-noon July 5, Visitor Pavilion Floral Design Studio, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. The class includes a demonstration on creating a special two-tiered hanging basket, providing twice as many herbs to enhance your home and meals, taught by Duane Clerc, the garden's education specialist. Cost: $15 members, $18 non-members, with a $15 material fee. (704) 829-1252;


Carolinas Chain Gang, a Chapter of the Crochet Guild of America, meet, 10 a.m.-noon July 5, Fort Mill Library, 1818 2nd Baxter Crossing, Fort Mill. This month , class continues on Tunisian crochet, focusing on color changes. Also known as afghan stitch, Tunisian is worked on a crochet hook but as in knitting, leaves the loops. Prior crochet experience is not necessary. Bring a large crochet hook (K or larger) and a small amount of yarn in at least two colors. (704) 219-6322;


River Hlls Newcomer's July Coffee, 10 a.m. July 10, home of Brenda Jakubecy, 24 Timberidge. RSVP by July 8. Bring paper products, such as paper towels and bathroom tissue, to be donated to the Clover Area Assistance Center. Call (803) 831-9045. For club information, call (803) 831-0736.


Battle of Huck's Defeat, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 12 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. July 13, Historic Brattonsville, 1414 Brattonsville Road, McConnells. Three significant Revolutionary War battles will be reenacted including Huck's Defeat, which will take place near the actual site of the engagement. Historic music performances, firearms demonstrations, talks by noted experts, and camp life will be shown throughout the weekend. Younger visitors can explore the Children's Encampment area and try their hands at historic toys and games, and take part in military drills. Admission: adults, $10; seniors, $8; youth ages 4-17, $5. Children age 3 and younger, free. CHM member discount, $2. (803) 684-2327;


Salsa Fever hits Carowinds July 12-13 for the third annual Celebracion Latina featuring Latin music, singing and dancing competitions and authentic Latin food. Nickelodeon's Dora the Explorer and other NickToons will be on hand to celebrate the fun with the young members of the Latin community. As part of Carowinds community outreach efforts, $2 from every ticket sold will go toward funding Hispanic youth scholarships throughout the Carolinas. Carowinds is open to the public during Celebracion Latina and the event is free with park admission. (800) 888-4386; carowinds/latina


Second annual Queen City Shakespeare Festival opens with "Twelfth Night" at 8 p.m. June 26-28,Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Road, Charlotte then in rotating repertory with Shakespeare Carolina's "Richard III" July 16,18, 24 and 26. Ticket: $15 for adults, $10 for students.